Childhood Adversity

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How Mother-Child Separation Causes Neurobiological Vulnerability Into Adulthood

The evidence from psychological research is clear: When children are separated from their parents, it can have traumatic repercussions for kids’ lives down the line… More

  • Children often show remarkable resilience, but survey data shows that repeated exposure to adversity in childhood can have a significant impacts on health and well-being later in life... More

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    Childhood Adversity Is Linked with Risky Health Behaviors and Negative Life Outcomes

    Children often show remarkable resilience, but survey data shows that repeated exposure to adversity in childhood can have a significant impacts on health and well-being later in life... More

  • Babies not only pick up on their mother’s stress, they also show corresponding physiological changes, research shows... More

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    For Infants, Stress May be Caught, Not Taught

    Babies not only pick up on their mother’s stress, they also show corresponding physiological changes, research shows... More

  • Children who overcome overcome adversity are seen as resilient, but this resiliency may have health costs that last well into adulthood... More

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    Resiliency May Come at a Physical Cost for Some Kids

    Children who overcome overcome adversity are seen as resilient, but this resiliency may have health costs that last well into adulthood... More

  • Children who experience early-life stress and abuse are at risk of a wide spectrum of later disorders and symptoms, including depression. ... More

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    Childhood Trauma and Depression

    Children who experience early-life stress and abuse are at risk of a wide spectrum of later disorders and symptoms, including depression. ... More

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